January 2019 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 19

Welcome to Natural Grocers’ innovative good4u Health Hotline Magazine. Each month Natural Grocers produces a 32 to 40-page full-color magazine designed to educate our customers about all things that are good4u, good for the environment and good for the economy. Our editorial panel of health and nutrition experts bring you original content that you won’t find anywhere else and that is tailored to your wants, needs, and interest. Enjoy!

Jan 2019 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 19


  • Natural Grocers Top Nutrition Trends For 2019
  • Think Wisely 
  • Standards Matter
  • Berry Coconut Cream Delight
  • Blueberry Delight Keto-Friendly Smoothie

Berry Coconut Cream Delight


Looking for a healthy treat? This Berry Coconut Cream Delight is not only healthy but delicious too. The rich and creamy coconut milk freezes around the berries creating a wonderful mouth-feel with each bite. The frozen berries provide an ice-cream-like texture with just enough sweetness to satisfy cravings. This treat can be made to your individual preference; a sweetener is optional and so are the topping suggestions. This creamy treat is simple and fun to make. 

1 (13.5-ounce) can Natural Grocers Brand Organic Original Coconut Milk
1 (16-ounce) bag Natural Grocers Frozen Organic Berries, (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or mixed berries)
  Optional Sweeteners:, erythritol, stevia, Natural Grocers Brand Maple Syrup, etc.
  Optional toppings:, nuts (pecan pieces, walnut pieces, or almond slivers), seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, or flax), shredded coconut, cacao nibs, cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, coriander powder, or nutmeg
  1. Pour the coconut milk into a mixing bowl; if it has separated, whisk until it is fully combined. Add the frozen berries. Stir until well combined and add sweetener of your choice to desired sweetness. 
  2. Divide into six serving dishes and add toppings of your choice. Before serving, let the berries and coconut milk sit for a few minutes, the coconut milk will freeze around the berries.

Source: Karen Falbo

Nutrition information for 1 serving without sweetener: 148 calories; 10 g fat; 12 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein

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Blueberry Delight Keto-Friendly Smoothie


You will be delighted by the creamy coconut and blueberry sweetness of this smoothie. And it fits within your keto lifestyle!

1 (13.66-ounce) can full fat coconut milk
2⁄3 cup Natural Grocers Bulk Whey Protein Concentrate
1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers Frozen Organic Blueberries
2 tablespoons NOW Vanilla Hazelnut MCT Oil, (Note: If you are new to MCT oil, start with 2 teaspoons and slowly work your way up to 2 tablespoons.)
  1. Add each ingredient to a blender in the order listed. Cover and blend until well combined and serve immediately.

Source: Lani Jacobs-Banner

Nutrition Information for 1 serving: 567 Calories; 50 g fat; 18 g carbohydrate; 25 g protein

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